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Final Weekly Letter First Semester 29.12.16

We just finished our final week of the semester here in Jersualem! Our week was full of cleaning, Hannukah celebration and saying goodbye to the Madrichim and students who were only staying for one semester. Sunday Morning, a few of our students, Celeste Williams, Keren Kaynan, Tess Bernstein went to …

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Final Weekly update for Fall semester 2016

Shalom Parents! I cannot believe the semester is over…I feel like I just met the students yesterday. They were a little confused and very excited, and full of questions: “Why am I not alone in a bedroom?” “Where do I do my laundry?” “Why do I have to get up …

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Facts on israel

Facts About Israel You May Not Know

Modern Israel is a remarkable country, both for some of its physical features and also because of the achievements that it has pulled off over its relatively short history. While you probably know quite a lot about Israel, here are a few facts which may surprise you. Probably the best …

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Habima Square – Tel Aviv’s Cultural Hotspur

Right at the heart of Tel Aviv you will find Kikar Habima (Habima Square), it is at the intersection of two of the city’s busiest streets, Dizengoff and Rothschild Boulevard, and offers a huge amount for visitors to explore. The square is somewhat of a cultural oasis set apart from …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem December 25, 2016

Dear Parents, We’ve enjoyed another jam-packed week here at Aardvark. On Monday evening, representatives from the NGO, Tevel B’tzedek came and speak to and tell us about the group and what they do. Aardvark coordinates with Tevel B’tzedek when we send students to volunteer in Nepal. Tevel B’tzedek aims to …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv December 22, 2016

Shalom Parents! According to the Jewish calendar, from this Saturday, we are starting to count the “darkest” days of the year. Each time we light another candle to have more light in a longer night. This year for each candle we’ll light, a feeling of sadness will join the celebration …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem December 18, 2016

Dear Parents! Well, we had another full week at Aardvark! On Monday afternoon we went to the Marva Ceremony (Military Track) at the Western Wall. We saw Jake Walters and Jordie Wise receive their Diskit (Dog Tags). Everyone was really excited to see them in their IDF uniforms, standing in …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv December 15, 2016

Shalom Parents! This week we decided to do some changes. 6 students have been chosen to replace the madrichim for 2 days. Wren Gilbert was one of them. She wrote to you all a summary of this week schedule:(I added some blue notes for her slang to keep the text authentic) ” …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem December 12, 2016

Dear Parents, Another month has passed here at Aardvark, but we’ve accomplished so much! Here are some of our highlights from our week: On Monday we enjoyed a class on How to Make Chanukah with clay. The instructor taught us cool design techniques, as well as how to build a …

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China 2016

Day 1 Dear Parents, Nee Hao! 致以诚挚的问候土豚!(Greetings from Aardvark!) Thanks to the Great FireWall of China, the students and Adi do not have full internet access this week. So in order to share their adventures with you Adi will be sending me photos and updates via WhatsApp and I’ll share …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv December 8, 2016

Dear Parents, Although there is WiFi on most flights these days, Adi entrusted me to send the weekly email in his place. He is currently in the air somewhere over Asia on his way with the Aardvark International trip to China! Having lead this trip in the past, I can …

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Student of the Week- Nicole Schutkin

Hello my name is Nicole Schutkin, I’m from Milwaukee Wisconsin. When I was in attending Hillel Academy in Milwaukee Wisconsin, I went on my 8th grade school trip to Israel. I fell in love with this country immediately. Ever since that trip it has been my desire to do a …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem December 4, 2016

Dear Parents, We had another fun packed week here in Jerusalem starting with karaoke! On Monday-The girls program, decided to go together for an evening of karaoke, in the Jerusalem City Center, The students decided to leave all ther problems of exams and homework behind and let loose on stage. …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv December 2, 2016

Shalom Parents! Throughout the last week and a half, most of the country (your children included) was discussing the cold & dry air. All over the news they were saying that in the last 24 years we’ve never had such dry weather for as long period such as that. Yesterday, …

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The People of Tel Aviv’s Artists’ Market

Those who choose to live in Tel Aviv for their gap year are sure to visit Tel Aviv’s artists’ market, better known as Nachalat Binyamin, on at least one occasion. The market is an iconic part of Tel Aviv’s creative scene and when it opens on Tuesdays and Fridays it …

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Israel’s natural hot springs

Experiencing Israel’s Natural Hot Springs

Israeli is known for many diverse things from hi-tech to falafel, but one thing many people are not aware of is that the country is home to numerous hot springs which are well worth a visit at least once during your gap year. A hot spring is a spring that …

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Student of the Week – Goldie Davoudgoleh

After spending a semester in Israel in high school and absolutely falling in love with the country, I was known amongst my friends as Goldie Davoudgoleh: The Friend That Could Make Aliyah Tomorrow. When it came time to figure out my plans for after high school, I wasn’t sure if …

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Weekly Updates – Jerusalem November 27, 2016

Dear Parents, We had another wonderful week here at Aardvark. Here are some highlights. On Tuesday we toured Abu Ghosh, an peaceful Arab village just outside Jerusalem. For lunch In Abu Ghosh we ate in a local Hummus Restaurant where we enjoyed a delicious ethnic lunch. Tourists and Israelis alike …

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World Cuisine On Your Doorstep in Tel Aviv

One of the great things about spending your gap year with Aardvark in Israel is that you will get to meet people from across the world. Part of the fun is that you can learn about each other’s cultures and for many the best part of that is the food. …

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Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv November 24, 2016

Shalom Parents! Another great week has come to an end.I hope you are ready for some of our great highlights of this week! On Sunday evening, the students gathered in their apartments to meet with their madrichim. The madrichim came with the next part of the puzzle of the array …

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